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Architect , educator

Keith Robert Kolb, American architect, educator. Registered architect, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California, Oregon, National Council Architectural Registration Boards. Decorated Bronze Star medal European Theatre of Operations; recipient Alpha Rho Chi medal; selected American Architects, Facts on File, Inc., 1989; selected Architects at Home, Pacific Northwest, The Seattle Times, 2006.

Background

Kolb, Keith Robert was born on February 9, 1922 in Billings, Montana, United States. Son of Percy Fletcher and Josephine (Randolph) Kolb.

Education

Graduate basic engineering, United States Army Specialized Training, Rutgers University, 1944. Bachelor of Architecture cum laude, University Washington, 1947. Master in Architecture, Harvard University, 1950.

Career

Draftsman, designer various architectural firms, Seattle, 1946-1954; draftsman, designer, Walter Gropius and Architects Collaborative, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1950-1952; principal, Keith R. Kolb, Architect, Seattle, 1954-1964; principal, Keith R. Kolb Architect & Associations, Seattle, 1964-1966; partner, Decker, Kolb & Stansfield, Seattle, 1966-1971; partner, Kolb & Stansfield American Institute of Architects Architects, Seattle, 1971-1989; private practice, Keith R. Kolb Fellow of the American Institute of Architects Architects, Seattle, since 1989. Instructor Montana State College, Bozeman, 1947-1949. Assistant professor archaeology U. Washington, Seattle, 1952-1960, associate professor, 1960-1982, professor, 1982-1990, professor emeritus, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Registered architect, Washington, Montana, Idaho, California, Oregon, National Council Architectural Registration Boards.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Design architect District II Headquarters and Communications Center, Washington State Patrol, Bellevue, 1970 (Exhibition award Seattle chapter American Institute of Architects), Hampson residence, 1970 (national American Institute of Architects 1st honor 1973, citation Seattle chapter American Institute of Architects 1980), Acute General Stevens Memorial Hospital, 1973, Redmond Public Library., 1975 (jury selection Washington council American Institute of Architects 1980), Tolstedt residence, Helena, Montana, 1976, Herbert L. Eastlick Biological Sciences Laboratory building Washington State University, 1977, Redmond Service Center, Puget Sound Power and Light Company, 1979, Computer and Management Services Center, Paccar Incorporated, 1981 (curatorial team selection Museum History and Industry exhibition 100th anniversary of American Institute of Architects 1994), Seattle Town House, 1960 (curatorial team selection Museum History and Industry exhibition 100th anniversary of American Institute of Architects 1994), Communications Tower, Pacific Northwest Bell, 1981 (national J.F. Lincoln bronze), Forks branch Seattle 1st National Bank, 1981 (commendation award Seattle chapter American Institute of Architects 1981, national jury selection American Architecture, The State of the Art in the '80's 1985, regional citation American Wood Council 1981), Reg. Operations Control Center Sacramento District Corps Engineers McChord Air Force Base, Washington, 1982, Puget Sound Blood Center, 1983-1988, expansion visiting/dining/recreation facilities Washington State Reformatory, Monroe, 1983, University Station Physician organization, United States Postal Service, Seattle, 1983, Guard Towers, McNeil Island Corrections Center Washington, 1983, Magnolia Queen Anne Carrier Annex, United States Postal Service, Seattle, 1986, Tolstedt residence, Seattle, 1987, Maxim residence, Camano Island, Washington, 1991, Carmean residence alterations/additions, Seattle, 1995, 96, 97, 2001, 02, Susanna Burney and Bliss Kolb residence, Seattle, 2001-2004.

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Membership

President Laurelhurst Community Club, Seattle, 1966. Served with United States Army, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Fellow American Institute of Architects (director Seattle chapter 1970-1971, secretary Seattle chapter 1972, Washington state council 1973, president senior council Seattle chapter 1994-1996, trustee Seattle Architectural Foundation 1994-1996, Citation award Seattle chapter for a Seattle 1960 Town House, 1990, honored Living Legends Series 2002).

Member University Washington Architectural Alumni Association (president 1958-1959), Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Sigma Delta.

Connections

Married Jacqueline Cecile Jump, June 18, 1947. Children: Brooks Robin, Bliss Richards.

father:
Percy Fletcher Kolb

mother:
Josephine (Randolph) Kolb

spouse:
Jacqueline Cecile Jump

child:
Brooks Robin Kolb

child:
Bliss Richards Kolb